About

Jason Furnell
M. Design, Bsc. Architecture, GradCert. Spatial Information Architecture
ThoughtWorker – Experience Design Consultant

design thinker . experience designer . lo-fi sketcher . workshop facilitator . visual thinker . diagrammer . agile believer . multidisciplinary collaborator . build sequencer . incrementing and iterating . architecting information . presenting and pitching . master of design (its a degree, not a self assigned title) . dyslexic . misspell-er of many many many things….

With 15 years proven experience in the implementation of business strategy through design, Jason is expert in bridging the gap between the business, marketing & technology teams.

Leading an Agile Experience Design process that drives technology solutions towards rich and useful customer experiences he prides himself on delivering application designs that effortlessly shoulder the weight of functional complexity in simple and engaging ways.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in mobile and web Experience Design, Interface Design and Interaction Design with a demonstrated ability in managing the design process from concept to delivery.

Over the last 5 years Jason has embraced workshop based design facilitation and multidisciplinary collaborative design methods – Vital for setting up new projects for success in a fast moving agile environments, while ensuring shared understanding, buy-in  and ownership of new initiatives across the entire product and delivery team.

Service clients in the past have included : realestate.com.au, HubOnline, Asgard, CarShowroom, 50and, WhitePages, TradingPost, BigPond, Ericsson R&D, Ericsson Australia, Bigpond, Telstra, Toyota Australia, HCF, Channel 7 (2000 Olympics.com.au and i7sport), Aventis, L.J.Hooker, James Hardie, Optus, Barnardos, TAFE, Coke, Chux, and McDonalds

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5 Responses to About

  1. Susan says:

    Jason, I just found your site and I am amazed and sooo grateful at the level of information you share! Thank you for sharing your process, your tools, your experience. I feel I can learn so much from your posts. Thank you!

    Susan Kennedy
    Researcher, Strategist, Facilitator …

  2. Isabella says:

    I also have just found your website. Excellent! I find your approach refreshing and insightful. Thank you!

  3. Hi Jason,

    I would like to connect to explore how we can work with you. We are Edistorm, which is a cloud based, multi-user, sticky note based ideation and planning tool. Our website is http://www.edistorm.com/ Take a look.

  4. Hi Jason,

    I’d like to ask you something, but before I dive right into it let me properly introduce myself. My name is Tjeerd Machielsen, I am a Creative Director at Netvlies. Netvlies is a Full service Web Agency from Breda, The Netherlands. We have a team of 41 professionals, active in various fields (Sales, concepts, user experience design, front and back-end development). We work in multi-disciplinary teams for well known national and international clients.

    To the point:
    Netvlies is currently implementing Agile as a work method. The foundation is already there, various project have been completed using the Agile work method. However, we are aware that there is still a lot to learn. Especially when it comes to Agile versus User Experience Design. This the reason I am writing you. This article (https://jasonfurnell.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/facilitating-collaborative-design-workshops-a-step-by-step-guide-for-rapidly-creating-a-shared-vision-for-execution/) really inspired us and helped us introduce Agile as a work method. After searching the web thoroughly, we found that you are a keynote speaker at Thoughtworks Australia Quarterly briefing 2012. The Netvlies team would love to attend this event and learn more about the ins and outs of Agile.

    Sending the whole team from The Netherlands to Australia will unfortunately be to costly for us at the moment. Our question is, would it be possible for us to attend the presentation via Skype? Also, would we be able to get personal insight from you, Jason Furnell, based on the article mentioned earlier?

    Maybe we can brainstorm about ideas to make this happen? I am looking forward to hear back from you.

  5. Justin Kirby says:

    Jason … your blog is a goldmine. Not only did your facilitator cards switch me on to business model canvas but your facilitating a collaborative design workshop post helped provide the context of how it was used within UX Design. I’ve conceived and implemented over 2,000+ digital media projects since the early ‘daze’ of the web, but your blog provided a starting point that helped me join the dots between business model innovation, new product development, agile development, customer development, UX Design, and Lean Business Thinking. This not only helped me get a distinction on my MSc in Digital Media Production, but also gave me an invaluable framework for practice in the field. Many many thanks. Justin

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